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new questions about the war in afghanistan and whether a key u.s. ally is helping the enemy. i'm katie couric. also tonight an exclusive cbs news interview with the president of iran. mahmoud ahmadinejad denies he's aiding the taliban and accuses president obama of snubbing him. a shake-up is expected to put an american in charge of b.p. while tony heyward could walk away with an ocean of severance pay. and steve hartman takes the temperature of the nation and finds we're running hot. >> i wish it were winter. >> reporter: and cold. >> i love the heat. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the obama administration is dealing with a serious breach of national security tonight. tens of thousands of classified documents about the war in afghanistan leaked and posted on the web. at a time when more than 60% of americans believe the war is not going well, the documents provide some evidence to back that up. more than 91,000 were leaked to wikileaks dot-org which put 76,00
in u.s. sports history. james said he didn't make up his mind until just before last night's announcement. >> i'm going to take my town to south beach and join the miami heat. >> reporter: the announcement set off wild celebrations in miami and anger in cleveland, where former fans burned james' number 23 cavaliers jersey. >> that's the absolute worst decision ever. queen james, not king james. >> i'm looking forward to it. >> reporter: james insists he never wanted to leave the cavaliers but decided it was time to move on. by signing with miami, he left more than $30 million on the table in cleveland and he joins his former olympic teammates dwyane wade and chris bosh, forming a super trio james says gives him the best chance to win a championship. >> it's going to give me the best opportunity to win and to win for multiple years. and not only just to win in the regular season or just to win five games in a row or three games in a row. i want to be able to win championships. and i feel like i can compete down there. >> reporter: the cavaliers' owner dan gilbert is outraged
on all that's gone wrong. mounting u.s. casualties, civilian casualties, afghan government corruption and claims that pakistan is helping the taliban. >> the fact is the revelation of these documents, these raw reports, really brings to the for all of the core challenges that we've been facing in afghanistan for a number of years. >> reporter: the war funding bill now goes to the president for his signature, but it only funds the war for a few months so another big battle over paying for the war in afghanistan is just around the corner, katie. >> couric: this question probably reflects what a lot of americans are wondering given the fact that the u.s. gives pakistan billions of dollars in aid every year. that is, can pakistan even be called a partner at this point? >> well, despite all those claims in the wikileaks documents the white house says yes. number one they say because relations have improved significantly over the last year. number two, they say because no other country has done as much to help the united states eliminate al qaeda terrorists from the battlefield. katie. >> c
shirley sherrod, fired by the u.s.d.a., got the call and another apology. are illegal immigrants raising the crime rate? some argue yes; others no. we'll give you the facts. and happy thursday-- or is it? tracking the mood of america tweet by tweet. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. a tropical storm has just formed in the caribbean and by saturday it could be churning through the site of the massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico, disrupting the cleanup for days, even weeks. some cleanup boats were sent back to port today. the large oil recovery ships may follow. tropical storm bonnie is north of cuba right now, and over the next few days it's projected to pass through the florida keys and then into the gulf. even so, federal officials said today they will keep the cap on that ruptured well. and the white house said the president, who's been urging americans to visit the gulf's still-open beaches, will take the first family to the gulf coast of florida next month
jailed in their native country for helping the u.s. landed in washington today. the flight followed that big spy swap. justice correspondent bob orr has the details of the exchange. >> reporter: the spy swap was completed on an airplane tarmac in vienna, austria. a chattered vision airlines jet carrying the ten secret agents expeld from the u.s. pulled directly behind a russian plane carrying four prisoners from russia. from a distance, waiting vans could be seen shuttling the former captives from one plain to another as the spies literally traded places. within 90 minutes, the planes took off. the ten from the u.s. headed for moscow, the four are from russia to london and washington. the spy trade was engineered by c.i.a. chief hraoepd and mikhail fradkov, the head of russian intelligence. at the same time, u.s. officials saw an opportunity to free long-jailed russian spies who had helped american and british intelligence. >> most of them just for the money. >> reporter: one of those freed is former k.g.v. colonel gennady vasilenko. he was identified by robert hanssen, an f.b.i. tu
, defeating the neatherlands in the soccer finale as fans here in the u.s. celebrate. and to kill a mockingbird, the 50th anniversary of harper lee's bestselling novel and the town that inspired it. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. there are high hopes this sunday in the gulf, on this day 83 of the oil spill. b.p. says it hopes to completely cap the gushing well by mid-week, but the company is not making any guarantees. here's the latest: a navy blimp has begun to look for oil and distressed wildlife in the gulf. oil continues to flow tonight as b.p. crews work on the new containment system, and the obama administration says it is optimistic that new system will work. mark strassmann has the latest this evening from grand isle, louisiana. mark, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, russ. b.p. is now staying by wednesday its new cap could stop this spill, a seal so tight not one drop of oil would escape. but for now every new drop is gushing into the gulf. now this is a runaway well. b.p.'s gusher, its
. hundreds of homes have been evacuated. overseas tonight, two u.s. service members are missing in afghanistan and may have been captured by the taban. our terry mccarthy is embedded with u.s. troops in helmand province, he joins us tonight. terry, this story, highly unusual. what do we know right now? >> reporter: jeff, this is a very bizarre story. apparently the two u.s. service members were c.v.s returning from a training mission about five miles south of kabul and appeared to be kidnap bide the taliban somewhere on their trip back. the taliban themselves have told cbs news they kidnapped these two men with 10 taliban on the road and removed them to a secure location. the bizarre thing about the story, however, is these two men appear to be traveling on their own. this is not normal practice for u.s. force nozz afghanistan. normally, they would be in a convoy of at least two if not more vehicles. jeff. >> glor: tersecond question, the u.s. is reporting the death of five more than troops in afghanistan raising this month's death toll to 56. "newsweek" magazine with a provoca
information leaks in u.s. military history. a whistle-blowing web site has published nearly 100,000 documents about the war in afghanistan. and joel brown on the information that critics say could put american lives at risk. >> the founder of the web site defended his decision to go public with over 90,000 classified documents, which he gave to journalists and posted online. >> it does appear to be evidence of war crimes in the material. >> reporter: it could be the biggest leak ever, of classified documents. most are reports from the field, and they reveal secret u.s. commando units had killed afghan civilians when targeting insurgent leaders and taliban fighters have used heat-seeking missiles to shoot down american aircraft. many of the documents also suggest pakistan spy agencies could be helping the taliban in afghanistan, in its war against u.s. and afghan forces. the white house officials note that most of these documents covered the period before president obama took office. but top aides here were furious over the web site's decision to make the information public. the national secur
an easy relationship with the u.s., but clinton went out of her way to show hamid karzai respect. even as she embraced the afghan government's effort to step up and take control of the country, clinton reminded delegates that there's still much work to be done. >> we have no intention of abandoning our long term mission of achieving the kind of afghanistan that president karzai set forth in his speech. >> reporter: afghan president hamid karzai said his government was ready to take more control of the war against insurgents and also the billions of dollars of foreign aid flowing in to afghanistan. but with greater control comes greater responsibility. afghanistan is one of the most corrupt countries in the world and delegates from more than 60 different countries are demanding the afghan government cleans up its act. the secretary of state was delivering a delicately balanced message. on one hand promising the u.s. has a long term commitment to the afghan cause. on the other, reminding everyone that president obama would like to see u.s. troop numbers here start to fall in a year's tim
. a senior u.s. government official says tony hayward might be out. who might be replace him and how people in the gulf are reacting to the news. >> reporter: cbs news has learned bp's cheep executive is expected to step down some time after monday's meeting. a spokesperson said tony remains the spokesperson of bp. he has the confidence of the board and senior management. bob dudley considered for ceo in 2007 but lost out to hayward. he's an american born just 65 miles from the gulf coast. as the news of his departure started circulating, the government's point man for the spill reiterated his top priority is sealing the job well. >> focus on community effort and i'll continue to do that regardless of who is in charge of who i work with. >> reporter: all along the gulf coast talk inevitably turn today hayward. >> if it sank or something happens it's your fault. >> reporter: he's come under sharp credit can i feel about comments he's made about the spill. >> i'd love my life back. >> reporter: now that tropical storm bonnie is out of the picture, boats are back and trying to permanently seal
source within the u.s. military of murder. >> the truth is, they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an afghan family. >> reporter: in what appears to be an attempt to build a criminal case against julian assange, the head of wikileaks, secretary gates asked the director of the f.b.i. to join the investigation. >> the battlefield consequences of the release of these documents are potentially severe and dangerous for our troops, our allies, and afghan partners. >> reporter: the documents reveal the names of afghans who provided intelligence to the u.s. their lives are now in danger. and their exposure will send a chill through anyone else thinking of helping >> will people whose lives are on the line trust us to keep their identity secret? >> reporter: the documents also provide a road map to the american military's tactics. this, for instance, is a moment-by-moment log of what u.s. troops did after specialist bowe bergdahl was captured by the taliban. the damage could get worse. >> it could be a substantial, additional number of document ood
: tonight, a spy for a spy. the biggest u.s./russia spy swap since the cold war. i'm katie couric. also tonight, u.s. to b.p.: speed it up. on day 80, the obama administration asks b.p. to put a new cap on the gushing well before the weather turns bad again. d-day for lebron james. making the decision of a lifetime. and he's making oods from his doodles. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it seemed to come out of nowhere: late last month, the f.b.i. suddenly rounded up ten people who had been living in this country for years and accused them of serving as agents for russia. today this unlikely spy drama came to a surprising end. in federal court here in new york, the ten pleaded guilty and were ordered deported. and in the biggest spy swap since the cold war, they're being sent tonight to russia in exchange for four people in prison there. the exchange to be made in vienna. justice correspondent bob orr has the story. >> reporter: even before the ten alleged spies
depends on how you see the world. . >> reporter: at the u.s. geological survey in menlo park, a lecture four decades in the making with one lesson. >> it's a beautiful planet but it needs care. >> reporter: the usgs is sharing 38 years' worth of satellite photos from around the world, comparing for better or for worse how things have changed. this is shanghai in 1973, mostly forest and farmland. here it is in 2005, the cities colored in blue have exploded in population. here's a patch of rain forest in brazil back in 1975. here's that same 80-mile stretch 28 years later mostly farmland. to outsiders all this development is alarming. >> you could say it's alarming or you could say it's a wonderful thing if you are a farmer in that area and suddenly you have 20,000 hectars of wheat that you can plant and cattle. >> reporter: this is the gulf oil spill in may the white portion oil. the same view taken wednesday, the oil sheen spread dramatically. remember the devastating floods in north dakota last year? this is what fargo normally looks like. and here's fargo last year. the black area is
has more on the sputtering economic picture. >> reporter: the fact that u.s. businesses added only 83,000 jobs in june is a sign experts say the economy isn't recovering nearly fast enough. this comes after plummeting home sales in may, down 30%. auto sales are down 4.7%. factory orders fell 1.4%. the first drop after nine months of improvement. still, washington is at odds over how best to tackle the nation's financial woes. president obama believes more stimulus is needed to keep the sluggish economic recovery going. today he scolded republicans for failing to extend unemployment benefits before the fourth of july recess. >> republican leaders in washington just don't get it. >> reporter: but government stimulus increases the deficit, and republicans wanted to see how the benefits would be paid for before they passed them. >> we can't support job-killing taxes and adding tens of billions to the already unsustainable national debt. >> reporter: some economist argue spending is the only way to fully emerge from the recession. >> most people i know work for money, so you have to put th
last monday. swiss officials refused to report him to the u.s. where he's wanted for a 1977 child sex case. still ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news," the military changes tactics in its fight against suicide. a completely blocked artery, >> glor: officials in afghanistan today reported the death of five nato soldiers, including two americans, one killed by a road siem bomb in eastern afghanistan, the other in the south. a record 60 americans were killed in afghanistan last month. and the military's also grappling with an equally devastating problem, suicide byer service members. >> reporter: june was not only the worst month ever for american combat deaths in afghanistan. it was the worst month ever for suicides in the army. a total of 32 soldiers, both active duty and reserve, took their own lives in those 30 days. so far this year 145 soldiers have committed suicide compared with 130 during first six months of last year, which at the time was the worst on record. in an attempt to reverse the trend, the army released a suicide prevention video in which specialist joseph saunders,
times" was granted early access to the documents and say they also is suggest the u.s. feared that pakistan may have actually helped the taliban. in a statement sunday, national security adviser general james jones called the leak a threat to national security, which could put the lives of americans and our partners at risk. the documents are largely what's called raw intelligence, reports from junior officers in the field that analysts use to advise policymakers. the wikileaks website first gained international attention in april when it posted this classified helicopter cockpit video of a 2007 attack in baghdad. the clip apparently shows u.s. army helicopters firing on suspected insurgents. but among the dead were believed to be two journalists. the military has charged 22-year-old army specialist bradley manning with passing along the information. as for this latest leak, one u.s. official says it may take days to comb through all of the documents and figure out exactly how much damage has been done. and the site says the documents, quote, don't generally cover top-secret o
.p. is collecting a lot less of it than it predicted it could. it's day 78. u.s. v. arizona. the obama administration files suit to try to stop the state's new immigration law. and the city named for the duke of york says welcome back to the queen of england. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the sun rose in the east and it showed no mercy. on day two of the heat wave, the national weather service had advisories up from virginia to as far north as maine. that's tens of millions of people keeping cool any way they could. and demand for electricity put a real strain on the power system. the combination of heat and humidity made it feel like the temperature was in triple digits and in some places it actually was. in fact, in baltimore, the mercury reached a record 105 degrees. our national correspondent jeff glor is here in new york and, jeff, we set a record here as well. >> reporter: we did, indeed, katie. 103 degrees in new york city. hasn't been that hot here si
of revealing names of russian undercover agents. u.s. attorney general eric holder in an exclusive interview for cbs' "face the nation" told bob schieffer it's a good deal for both sides. >> and we essentially orchestrated a swap so that we had access to... got back fur so people who who had been charged in russia with conducting intelligence activities on behalf of western countries. >> reporter: the lawyer for suspect anna chapman also praised the swap, celebrating his client's freedom. >> she is happy to be out of jail. >> reporter: the spy arrests were announced just days after president obama and russian president medvedev met for hamburgers to reset relations. and the revelations were embarrassing for both sides. the russians managed to have secret agents here for years, most of them embedded as american couples in the suburbs of washington, boston, and new york. but at the same time, the f.b.i. was on to them, tracking their movements for years. the spy swap now ends a dicey diplomatic dance. >> both countries have major geopolitical concerns at play and they want to put this case beh
of the law was appropriate. >> schieffer: abigail thernstrom, president bush appointed you to the u.s. civil rights commission. you said that all of this thing about the black panthers was small potatos. why did you say that? >> in the first place, you have two unappealing black guy unappealing because, you know, the new black panther party is unappealing. it's a racist party and so forth. they showed up at one largely black precinct in philadelphia. they stand around and wound up slap... one was slapping a billy club against his wrist. one, there is... we have no direct evidence that they actually intimidated anybody, stopped them from voting. two, we certainly have no direct evidence that anybody in the justice department said we're not going to prosecute this case because we have racial double standards. we protect blacks. we don't protect whites. my view, if anyone bothered to read my rather lengthy dissent on this issue, was that there are more important voting rights issues to talk about. >> schieffer: in fact, sources... i mean officials in both the white house and the justice departm
forces. charlie d'agata shows us that area. >> reporter: this is logar, the region where two u.s. sailors have disappeared in afghanistan. a massive air and ground search is under way to find them. taliban representatives told cbs news they have been taken to a secure location. u.s. military confirms two navy service members left their base in kabul friday, and then disappeared in the lowgar province, their engine crawling with taliban fighters. the local afghan chief says taliban fighters tried to stop the sailor's vehicle but when it kept going, insurgents opened fire and the troops shot back. the only u.s. soldier believed to be held by the taliban is boberg dahl from idaho, he disappeared in 2009 and reappeared on videos posted by the taliban. the troops search for the servicemen and others continue to come under attack. although troops survived the roadside bombing attack with only minor injuries, the u.s. military says five american soldiers have been killed, in separate bomb attack, saturday. last month was the deadliest for u.s. forces in afghanistan, since the war began. and now,
an appeal. andra hughes, cbs news, los angeles. >>> the u.s. consulate in juarez is closing temporarily for a security review. officials aren't saying what prompted the review, but the consulate shut down. that comes about four months after a drug gang hit and killed four people connected to the consulate, including an employee and her husband. meanwhile, igna krichlt o cor coronel has been killed in a gun battle. the mexican army calls his death the biggest strike against the cartel in years. >>> july has become the deadliest month of the afghan war for u.s. forces. three american service members died in two explosions in southern afghanistan on thursday and that brings the death toll for july to 63 americans killed. casualties have been rising steadily this year as nato forces go on the offensive against taliban strongholds. >>> in other news, the investigation into the leak of tens of thousands of afghan war documents could stretch beyond the military. terrell brown is in washington with the latest on this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. we've always been under
. ugandan authority are -- have announced that a total of 64 people were killed in the blasts. >> the u.s. government has offered its assistance. have ugandans said to you at all at this point what they're hoping for in terms of help from america? >> not specifically but we are working with them. and as president obama said, the u.s. is ready to provide any assistance requested by the ugandan government. >> joanne lockhart, surely a busy day. thank you for taking the time to visit with us this morning. >> no problem. thank you very much. >> and in washington this morning is cbs news national security analyst juan zarate. good to have you with us this morning. >> good morning, erica. >> i know the group is of particular concern, not only the link to al qaeda but also because al shabab has been recruiting american men specifically. talk to us about that link, if you could. >> you're right, erica. one of the main concerns the fbi and counterterrorism officials in the united states have had for a number of years has been a number of somali-american recruits out of places like minneapolis and
need here and increasingly it's the u.s. that is shouldering that responsibility as secretary of state hillary clinton made clear today in an interview with cbs news. >> we have redoubled our efforts working with the afghans to improve and field a much more professional military. we think that we now are putting into place the pieces of a successful strategy. >> reporter: that strategy, sending more troops into the heart of afghan cities, has been costing a growing number of american lives. >> this is a very hard struggle, and general petraeus has said very clearly that it's likely to get worse before it gets better. >> reporter: and it's getting worse. 15 american troops were killed here just this week, putting july on track to be the deadliest month since the war began. most of the deaths occurred in or around the city of kandahar where more american soldiers are being posted to police stations, checkpoints and patrols to try and show the afghan police what law and order looks like. i was just in kandahar, and while the american presence is having an effect, the afghan security force
of the guard as far as news flow is concerned in the u.s.a. if you want to know what's really happening in america, you have to come here because you will not get it in much of the mainstream media. that being said, "the washington post" ombudsman andrew alexander was gutsy in his admission that the post botched the story there are some very skilled people working in the establishment media problem is, there aren't enough of them. and that's the memo. in just two minutes, bernie goldberg will weigh in on the cutters-schieffer interview. newspaper article >> bill: continuing now with our lead story, why the establishment media largely ignored the black panther-justice department controversy and is often misstating the arizona illegal alien lawsuit. joining us now from north carolina fox news analyst bernie goldberg. you know, bernie, history has a way in america, if you study us from the beginning, of correcting bad things in the country. i think we are at that point now with the media i think that this bob schieffer, howard kurtz, black panther, justice department, arizona thing has bro
be sent back home in exchange for prisoners the u.s. wants in return. but can this diplomatic dance be pulled off? >>> her next home. what can lindsay lohan expect when she's locked up for a three-month sentence and will it be enough to make her change her ways? we'll take you inside the los angeles jail where lohan is headed. >>> and run for your life, tyler. our fifth super fan gets a close up look at pamplona's legendary running of the bulls. we'll go live to spain "early" this thursday morning, july 8, we'll go live to spain "early" this thursday morning, july 8, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "the early show" here on a thursday morning. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. we'll update you. yesterday afternoon a terrible accident happening in philadelphia. one of the duck tours, you go through the city and then you go in the water, hit by a barge. here you're looking at exclusive pictures our affiliate in philadelphia has now of this collision. we're going to get a closer look at the accident. to people remain missing this morning so we'll update yo
more questions about that war back here if the u.s. cbs news chief national security correspondent david martin is at the pentagon this morning with the latest. david, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the dust has yet to settle on that first avalanche of secrets and already the head of wikileakss is talking about releasing 15,000 more classified documents. the pentagon says it will take days if not weeks to assess the damage caused by what's already been posted on the wikileak website. white house spokesman robert gibbss said people's lives have been put in danger. >> if somebody is cooperating with the federal government and their name is listed in an action report, i don't think it's a stretch to believe that that could potentially put a group or an individual at great personal risk. >> reporter: u.s. military officials assume the documents were leaked by 22-year-old private first class bradley manning, who is already charged with illegally downloading a classified video of a helicopter gun ship shooting civilians in the streets of baghdad, a video which ended up on wikil
wrongly fired by the u.s.d.a. >> without a doubt, ms. sherrod is owed an apology. >> couric: i'm katie couric. also tonight, small towns, huge salaries. outrage in california where the city manager makes nearly twice as much as the president of the united states. it's a reenactment, but investigators say this is what happens when a north korean torpedo struck a south korean warship. and he's no houdini, but he did turn a cell phone into a porsche. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it was an extraordinary scene on national television today. the president's top spokesman admitting the administration had fired an official of the agriculture department for alleged racism without knowing all the facts. and then he offered her an apology. but it didn't stop there. the man who fired shirley sherrod, agriculture secretary tom vilsack, soon popped up on t.v. himself and offered her another job. all this while the nation watched her watch them. we begin tonight with jan cr
east. the u.s. government acknowledged today for the first time that he's been here in america. but now he says he wants to go home to iran. national security correspondent david martin fills in the story. >> reporter: rarely is the human drama of espionage put on such public display. dr. thatram amiri, an iranian scientist who defected to the u.s. with secrets about his country's nuclear program wants to go home and face whatever that hard-line regime has in store for him. in an interview with iranian t.v., he said he could explain everything. about what he called "my ordeal over the past 14 months." the u.s. says "it's your life." >> mr. amiri has been in the united states of his own free will and he is free to go. >> reporter: that's not how amiri told it when he first popped up on iranian t.v. last april. he claimed he'd been kidnapped by the c.i.a. while on pilgrimage to mecca and tortured during eight months of captivity. he took that back in a second video, but amiri is clearly going through a personal crisis. >> it's hardedly example you want to set if you're trying to lure out
for a decade. but whatever was learned about russian methods is now a secret the u.s. government is not about to share. bob orr, cbs news, washington. >> pelley: chicago responded today to this week's supreme court ruling affirming americans' right to own guns. the ruling is certain to bring down that city's ban on handguns, so today the city council adopted a new law. guns are allowed in homes but owners can't step outside with them-- not even on their porches. coming up next on the "cbs evening news," the war up close. coalition troops under taliban fire. . only one a day women's 50+ advantage has gingko for memory and concentration plus support for bone and breast health. a great addition to my routine. [ female announcer ] one a day women's. are the things we make. this has always been a nation of builders, craftsmen. men and women for whom straight stitches and clean welds were matters of personal pride. they made the skyscrapers and the cotton gins. colt revolvers, jeep 4 x 4's. these things make us who we are. as a people, we do well when we make good things and not so well when we don
and iraq in defeat. the taunt came on the same day a "washington post" report said the u.s. intelligence community has become so massive no one can say if we're safer now than we were nine years ago. here's our justice correspondent bob orr. >> reporter: just a month after 9/11, president bush created the office of homeland security, pledging to spare no effort in stopping the next terrorist attack. >> we're going to be ongoing and relentless. >> reporter: in the nine years since, there has been no major attack, but the government has spent hundreds of billions of dollars creating a sprawling top-secret intelligence complex which the "washington post" concludes is bloated and inefficient. >> overlapping agencies doing overlapping things. >> reporter: reporter dana priest led a two-year investigation that's revealed mind-bonding numbers. there are now 3,200 government organizations and private firms working on homeland security, counterterrorism and intelligence. 854,000 people hold top-secret security clearances. and analysts published 50,000 intelligence reports every year. but the news
province. national security correspondent david martin has the latest on the u.s. search and the taliban claims. >> reporter: the u.s. blanketed the area with fliers and posters showing pictures of the two sailors, and offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to their safe return. >> there is a tremendous amount of effort going on to find them, to search, and beyond that, i wouldn't... i can't discuss any additional details. >> reporter: the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, who was visiting afghanistan at the time, called it an unusual circumstance. the two sailors, members of a team training afghans, left their base at camp julian near kabul in an s.u.v. for the relatively short drive to camp eggers. yet their badly shot-up vehicle was found 80 miles south of kabul. why they strayed so far and why they drove into taliban- controlled territory by themselves-- a blatant violation of security procedures-- remain unknown. a statement posted on a taliban web site said they ambushed the s.u.v. in an attempt to capture the sailors alive. when the two men fought back, the taliban
. and the white house calls it a threat to national security. this as the search continues for two u.s. sailors missing in afghanistan. the taliban claims to have captured one and killed the other. >>> forced out. three months after the oil spill, embattled bp ceo tony hayward is expected to finally step down today as efforts to permanently cap the well get under way once again. >>> wild weather. violent storms leave more than a quarter million people without power on the east coast while clean-up gets under way in iowa after a weekend of torrential rain and flooding. >>> and kyron's case. new developments in the search for missing 7-year-old oregon boy, kyron horman, as investigators plan to reveal new details and could make an arrest some time this week. "early" this monday morning, some time this week. "early" this monday morning, july 26, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> the a glorious and almost almost, could you say, cool morning? >> a tiny bit crisp out there. not too humid. >> good morning, everybody, i'm harry smith. >> i'm erica hill in for maggie rodriguez. this morning we're learn
when british prime minister david cameron meets with president obama for the first time in the u.s. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has more for us this morning. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, erica. oil is on the agenda, and it's not just bp's spill in the gulf. it's also the controversy over the release of the only person convicted in the bombing of pan-am flight 103. and the question is, was he released as part of a deal with libya for oil? before departing for the u.s., prime minister david cameron told the bbc that had he been in charge, he would not have released lockerbie bomber abdelbaset al megrahi. >> as leader of the opposition, i couldn't be more clear that i think the decision to release al megrahi was completely and utterly wrong. >> reporter: al megrahi was released from prison last august after doctors said he had less than a year to live. now a year later, he's still alive and may live for years. some in congress are calling into an investigation on whether british petroleum pressed for his release in exchange for libyan oil
to get to this. the stop story this morning, the white house blasting the release of over 90,000 u.s. military records on the war of afghanistan. this is the largest leak in u.s. history. mark phillips is in london this morning with the latest. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. this is not a wikileak, this is a wiki torrent. a dell luge of field report logs from units on the ground in afghanistan. much of it is released by the wikileak site. it paints a grim picture of the way the war is going. the release contains more than 90,000 reports sent by operational units in afghanistan from 2004 to the end of 2009. cataloged on the wikileaks website. among the allegations that elements of pakistan's intelligence services supposed allies of the u.s. have met with taliban leaders to plot strategy for the insurgency. that death squads have been operating to try to kill taliban leaders. that the taliban have been using surface to air missiles to target u.s. and allied aircraft. that civilian casualties have been even higher than admitted. in a statement, president obama's n
. please give yourselves a huge round of applause. >> reporter: last year, u.s. secretary of education, arne duncan made a trip exclusively to baltimore. >> we need to make a point and say, it doesn't matter about poverty, social challenge. our children can be successful. >> reporter: meanwhile, the principal, angela falls is reportedly staying on at abbotston. and some parents, like lorraine moore will, too. >> i don't have a problem with the school itself. but whoever messed with the scores, that's not fair. >> reporter: abbotston is the second city school that is under investigation for possible cheating. they found evidence of test tampering at that school in the spring. back to you, kai, on tv hill. >>> in a statement obtained by our media partner, the baltimore sun, the drop could possibly be portrayed to the two new teachers who aren't yet achieving passing grades. >>> a state worker has been fired for posting information, including social security numbers of nearly 3,000 department clients on a website. the worker, who has not been named, works for the maryland department of hu
as possible. she currently holds a high level position in the u.s. stat department. >>> major league baseball offering to help san jose pay for a special election if a baseball committee allows the as to pursue a ballpark in the city. the committee was formed 16 months ago but still hasn't made a decision on what should happen with the as. last week mayor chuck reed and the city council decided to go ahead with a november ballot measure because the deadline was approaching. it would allow city voters to decide on that privately financed downtown stadium. the mayor's move upset baseball commissioner bud selig, but the situation seems to have smoothed over now. >> we're thrilled, obviously, that the mayor's decision to push forward has prompted a commitment from major league baseball that if we need to go to the ballot in the spring, they will help pay to bring the measure to the voters. >> baseball's offer has one condition, though. the city has to remove the measure from the november ballot. mayor reed says he is considering that. he initially balked at a special election because of all the e
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